• (RP) IPA: /mæˈleɪz/
  • IPA: /məˈleɪz/, /mæ-/, /-ˈlɛz/


  1. A feeling of general bodily discomfort, fatigue or unpleasantness, often at the onset of illness.
    Synonyms: unease, doldrums, ill at ease
  2. An ambiguous feeling of mental or moral depression.
    Synonyms: melancholy, weltschmerz, angst
    • 2003, Donald Kagan, The Peloponnesian War:
      Their failure helped produce the widespread malaise reported by Thucydides: the Athenians "grieved over their private sufferings, the common people because, having started out with less, they were deprived even of that; the rich had lost their beautiful estates in the country, the houses as well as their expensive furnishings, but worst of all, they had war instead of peace" (2.65.2).
  3. Ill will or hurtful feelings for others or someone.
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  • Russian: дискомфо́рт

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